Great weekend for the team at two regattas

At the St. Thomas International Optimist Regatta in big breeze and waves, Thomas Rice finished 5th Overall and 2nd in Blue Fleet, and Madeleine Rice was 40th overall and 3rd in White Fleet. From reports back from the two of them it was a tremendous experience sailing in the ocean in conditions they had never faced before, and they can’t wait to go back next year. Thomas also won the sportsmanship award for doing penalty turns when he thought he had fouled another sailor, without being protested. Winning the right way! Results

Thomas and Madeleine with their awards for 2nd Place in Blue Fleet and 3rd place in White Fleet, as well as Thomas's sportsmanship award.  St. Thomas International Optimist Regatta 2013

Thomas and Madeleine with their awards for 2nd Place in Blue Fleet and 3rd place in White Fleet, as well as Thomas’s sportsmanship award. St. Thomas International Optimist Regatta 2013

At Fishing Bay Yacht Club for the Commonwealth of Virginia Junior Championship we had 18 sailors in attendance in the 48 boat fleet. It was quite a performance by the group as a whole and another testament to how hard they all work at getting better. JC won the event by 26 points dropping a 7th and no other race lower than 4th. The Rest of the team did nearly as well, winning every race of the regatta and finishing 1st through 10th, 13 of the Top 20, Top 6 Girls, Top 7 Blue Fleet, and Top 3 Red Fleet. It was a fun weekend as a team, great conditions and hospitality at FBYC, and great RC work by Bo Bragg. Results

The team with coaches Peter and Edgar Diminich at VA State Champs.

The team with coaches Peter and Edgar Diminich at VA State Champs.

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